sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

August 3, 2012

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Filed under: Bay Area politics, Israel, politics — Tags: , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 4:40 pm

UPDATE: To clarify, the people on the photo below are not my family.  I took it from a newspaper.  I do not know a single individual in the picture, and they don’t know me, I’m pretty sure.  Please don’t have them.


A while ago I commented on pictures of Bay Area residents partying in Cuba that were appearing in a local paper under the heading “The Sun Shines Everywhere”.  I commented on the politics of local media:

Me and DH were talking about what goes on in that section.  I thought that perhaps Alameda Sun publishes just about any picture that readers care to send in because they can’t possibly have that many submissions.  DH suggested a way to test out that theory.  Next time we are in Israel, take a picture with IDF soldiers next to the Wailing Wall.  Send it in, see what happens.

But, hey, what do you know, this image comes from the latest issue:

The Sun Shines in Jerusalem, Israel

Caption reads “Michelle, Alex, Nathalie and Sam Koka recently attended a family wedding in Jerusalem, Israel. They then played tourist and visited the Old City. They didn’t forget to bring along the Alameda Sun.”

“Jerusalem, Israel”?  I mean, me and Mitt Romeny, we know that Jerusalem is in Israel, but the IOC doesn’t.  It could be an editorial oversight.  And the head of a certain avid letter writer is guaranteed to explode.

Speaking of Jerusalem, Israel.  American LGBT activists might be staging Chick-a-File make out sessions, but the Gay Pride parade in the Israeli capital was the model of propriety.



  1. I’ll be honest–I didn’t even bat an eye over “Jerusalem, Israel”. I’ll never think of it as ‘al-Quds’.

    I guess that makes me a Zionist.

    Comment by KingShamus — August 3, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  2. thank you for passing my email on to Ms Loftis.
    Your family looks lovely!

    Comment by ari — August 4, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

  3. Maybe the people in the photo referred to the scene as Jerusalem, Israel and the newspaper just ran with it. Then again, possibly the editor is enlightened. One can always hope.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — August 5, 2012 @ 10:02 am

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